The Soothing Effect of Violin Music

Violin after Jakobus Stainer 18th. century
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I still can memorize the lines of a song I learned way back in grade school which runs: “All things shall perish from under the sky. Music alone shall live, never shall die.” I also heard it said that if there is one thing from down here below which will still be in heaven is music. It is the language of the soul, so they say. Soul talk must necessarily be music talk.

Its one thing to listen to music.  Creating one is quite different. I love listening to beautiful music. I can even sing fairly well enough to be able to come up with a solo rendition during special occasions. But I never had the chance to get some training in playing musical instruments. The only instrument I can play is the guitar, but strictly in the amateur level.

The most haunting music I ever heard is violin music. It cuts deep into the innermost recesses of your soul. It touches in the most subtle of ways. My friend who is a certified music lover went to a concert. When she came back she complained of feeling light and a little bit dizzy, almost close to getting drunk. I asked her what happened and she told me that she was awash with the intoxicating power of the beautiful music she absorbed into her system. And very recently in a party, the same friend was noticed to stop in the middle of her meal, looking like terribly lost. When asked what happened she said she remembered something nostalgically poignant triggered by the background music.

So the question is – is it still possible for me to learn to play the violin? And I dare say why not. Unlike before when violins were rarities especially in the place where I grew up, today there are lots of ways and means to access practically anything you can think of. The videos in the net for example are fantastic helpful tools to explore if you want to teach yourself violin.

That is why I am seriously considering finding materials on how to teach yourself violin. But maybe I first have to find a violin for my practice sessions. It may not necessarily be a Stradivarius. I have already found sites offering lessons on how to play the violin the easy way.

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  • Amelia says:

    It’s amazing (and brilliant) how much of an instrument you can learn simply by online video tutorials – the violin is definitely going to be a tricky instrument to teach oneself, though.

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  • Jason says:

    Music soothes the soul. I’m not sure if it’s all violin music or just certain pieces but it supposedly helps the intellectual development of a child when listened to in the womb. Either way, it is by far one of the most versatile instruments out there, able to express any thought or emotion one might have.

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